CBE Bachelor's - Master's (BS-MS) Pathway

CBE BS-MS Pathway


The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering has implemented a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (BS-MS) pathway based on the existing bachelor's and master's degree programs that cover the areas of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. The Department wants to allow academically talented students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in a shorter time span, while still producing engineers that are fully qualified to enter into a professional practice in the industry. This program is designed for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in either Chemical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering who also wish to obtain a graduate degree in either Chemical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering. Well-qualified students who expect to have a GPA of 3.0 or better in engineering studies are invited to apply for the program during the spring semester of their third year in the College. Students who have graduated by this pathway have successfully been able to find jobs or have pursued advanced degrees in Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Business, Patent Law, and other related fields.


A senior or upper-division honors student may carry graduate courses for undergraduate credit provided the student:

  • has earned a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 ("B") or better (Note: the GRE requirement has been waived (and extended) for all engineering master’s applicants applying through Fall 2026);
  • carries a course load of no more than fifteen (15) semester credit hours;
  • has the advance approval of the Dean, the Department Chair, and the instructor offering any graduate course, prior to registration. The student must have eligibility certified in the Office of the University Registrar before seeking approval of those listed in item 3.

Upon admission to the graduate program, up to twelve (12) semester hours may be counted toward the combined program's master's degree at the FAMU or FSU , provided the course has not been counted towards a previous degree – with the exception of the undergraduate degree that is part of the BS-MS pathway.

Please Contact CBE (or email chemical@eng.famu.fsu.edu) for more information about BS-MS Pathway.